Dan DeLuca's Mix Picks: Chuck Prophet, 'Soundbreaking,' Stevie Nicks & The Pretenders, 'A Million Faces,' and 'Danny Says'
Chuck Prophet, "Bad Year for Rock-and-Roll." The always dependable indie-rock songwriter sums up 2016: "The Thin White Duke took a final bow, there's one less star in the heavens now / The moon won't rise, the sun won't set / There are so many things I would rather forget." From the forthcoming album Bobby Fuller Died for Your Sins.
Dan DeLuca's Mix Picks: Sheer Mag, Philly Block Party, Dylan documentary, Kyle Craft and Latin Roots Live!
Sheer Mag. South Philly powerhouse rock outfit, fronted by Christina Halladay and featuring brothers Kyle and Hart Seely, play their last local show before a tour of Australia and New Zealand, topping an all-local punk bill with Metalleg and Wild at Heart, Monday at PhilaMOCA.
Chris Thile holds a valued musical treasure in his hands: "A Prairie Home Companion," the public radio institution founded in 1974 by the recently retired Garrison Keillor. Thile and the show come to the Academy of Music Saturday.
The rise of battling Gallagher brothers Noel and Liam is chronicled in this entertaining music doc directed by Mat Whitecross. It tracks the Mancunian band's rise from its founding in 1991 to playing the biggest outdoor shows in British music history five years later. In area theaters for one night only Wednesday.
Dan DeLuca's Mix Picks: Nick Thorburn as Islands, Sahba Motallebi, Terry Allen rereleases, Elizabeth Cook, and Henry Louis Gates Jr.
Islands. Canadian indie rocker Nick Thorburn is so prolific it's hard to keep up. He came to prominence in the mid-00's with Unicorns and has too many side projects to count. As Islands, he's put out two albums this year, Taste and Should I Remain Here, at Sea?, and has reached his largest audience by composing music for the NPR podcast Serial. Sunday at Arden Gild Hall.
Dan DeLuca is an Inquirer pop music critic. But his "In the Mix" column in the Weekend section ventures further afield, into books, movies, TV, the Internet, graphic novels and anything you might call "popular culture."